Farmers’ Markets around the Lakeland will soon have the opportunity to allow craft beer sellers at their events.
Starting August 15th, Alberta craft brewers’ will be allowed to sell their products at approved farmers’ markets (basically any farmers market with the farm girl logo somewhere) alongside cottage wine, already approved to be sold there.
“This is yet another way the Government of Alberta is cutting red tape and eliminating unnecessary regulatory burdens on small businesses and consumers,” says Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci. “This policy also builds a new connection between local business and their local community while increasing access to locally made liquor products. This creates new business opportunities for entrepreneurs who are truly at the heart of this policy change.”
Alberta says there are 92 liquor manufacturers in the province and that many have expressed a desire to able to sell at Farmers’ Markets.
The decision on whether to allow them to do so or not now rests with each individual market.